As much as I love Meryl Streep and almost every movie she has made, I did not find her convincing in this movie. The reason was mainly that I felt there was no real chemistry between her and Eastwood. I felt he was ill cast as he never came across to me as being that passionate or electrically attracted to Streep. Streep didn't vary her accent much from the one she employed in 'Out of Africa', which is my favorite Streep movie of all time (though in that movie Robert Redford was also ill cast .. his character should have been played by an Englishman). Meryl Streep is incredibly talented and beautiful, but how she ends up with these ill cast actors for lovers in these movies is beyond me. Disappointing over all, although the story line is feasible. This sort of thing does and can happen.